Suns out, picnic blankets out. We all know that as soon as the nice weather arrives, the majority of Londoners will pack their rucksacks, grab a blanket or anything which could possibly work to sit on (I’ve seen old curtains, towels and cushions) and head to the nearest park – or the best looking green space. If you could take an aerial photo of London’s green space on a hot day, I’m sure there wouldn’t much unoccupied. We followed by example last week during the heatwave, with a picnic on Primrose Hill. It was my first trip (I know, I can’t believe it either), and the perfect spot for an afternoon soaking up the rays, having a laugh and enjoying some nibbles and a drink…

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City breaks. As much as they’re about culture for me, they’re also about food. Getting to try the traditional cuisines from exactly where it all started and from the people who know how to prepare it and serve it best, is always top of my list of things to do – it’s all about the things to eat! I bet you’re not shocked there. Madrid was no exception, and with Kim on the same page as me, both being serious foodies, we had plenty of options on our list to try during our trip. In fact, we had way too many to fit into our short break. We quickly found that food in Madrid is all about the carbs, fried food and cheese, and although…

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Culture, sightseeing, and the best views – it all has to be done when in Madrid, or on any weekend getaway. City breaks are all about exploring, seeing all the sights and going back cultured out, almost ready for a beach holiday and relaxation. I always feel the need to make the most of every day, to see everything possible – after all, there are so many cities to see, that the chances of going back are pretty limited. If you read last week’s post on my weekend trip to Madrid, you’d see that we stayed pretty central (in an awesome apartment), meaning we could walk anywhere we fancied. However, even if your apartment is slightly further out, the Metro is super easy to get into…

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City breaks are a must, especially when it’s so easy to hop on a plane for a couple of hours, and end up in a different country! We’re so lucky to be super close to other European cities, and with flights reasonably cheap, you can get away for a weekend for almost the same amount as it’d cost for a weekend in another UK city! Madrid had been on the travel list for a while, and when I found out Kim had never visited either, we decided we just had to plan a girls weekend. Flights booked through BA, at just over £60 each, all that was left was to decide on which region and where to stay. Trawling through Airbnb for the cutest apartment close…

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I’m sure many of you will have already been thinking about booking this year’s escapes, if you haven’t already put a deposit down on the next adventure. January, being the month of looking  to the year ahead, and the sales continuing on, is always a popular month for making travel plans. Last year, Alex and I went to Portugal (read my review here) and spent a week in all inclusive accommodation in the Algarve. But it’s not just the hotel and location which made our holiday – we had the most incredible morning swimming with dolphins. So I had to tell you all about it, so you have it in mind when planning your hols…because trust me, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. We didn’t…

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